Does maternal intrapartum antibiotic treatment prolong the incubation time required for blood cultures to become positive for infants with early-onset sepsis?

@article{Sarkar2015DoesMI,
  title={Does maternal intrapartum antibiotic treatment prolong the incubation time required for blood cultures to become positive for infants with early-onset sepsis?},
  author={Siddhartha Sean Sarkar and Indira Bhagat and Varsha Bhatt-Mehta and Subrata Sarkar},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={357-62}
}
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that maternal intrapartum antibiotic treatment delays the growth of the organism in the blood culture obtained during the work-up for infants with suspected early-onset sepsis (EOS). METHODS Single center, retrospective review of infants with blood culture-proven EOS over 13.5 years period. EOS was defined by isolation of a pathogen from blood culture obtained within 72 hours of birth and antibiotic treatment for  ≥ 5 days. RESULTS Among 81 infants with positive… CONTINUE READING